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Jan 23, 2013 11:00pm PST
. and lastly, government programs. president obama took a shot at republicans when he said this about entitlements. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> i'll take that poll. the public's predominantly in favor here. when we polled on medicare, 54% said it only needed minor modifications if anything. joining us david corn and michael scherer. gentlemen, thank you. i didn't know this until you put it all together. i have a sense that on the right if you're a moderate positions like these polls say, you're considered a liberal. if you're in the middle, the right sees you as the left. it's true. what do you think? >> well, i think the right is screaming that this is a liberal speech which should come as no surprise. barack obama has always been a progressive democrat. a pragmatist as a government manager, but progressive in his values. >> i know you're on the progressive si
Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
organic law. and saying that the constitution could not possibly have anticipated our every governing question. i invite you to imagine if you will, just close your eyes and just imagine the right wing outcry. if president obama called the constitution organic law. instead of saying this. liberals have always understood that, they understood it when president lincoln said it and when president obama said it. but conservatives have never, ever understood that when times change, so must we. and the day conservatives actually do understand that, they will no longer be conservatives. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. yesterday we discovered the obama doctrine. put simply, it's to continue the american revolution well into the 21st century. defined economic equality for women, full equality all out for gay people. and full political and financial opportunity for people of color. everything about yesterday screamed with this manifesto from the makeup of the crowd to the people in the inaugural platf
Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
're the people matching at selma. you're having your civil rights denied. >> the government doesn't have a role in contraception. government does have a role in protecting your civil rights. especially today, on martin luther king day. >> i think martin luther king would agree with me if he were alive today that if african americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. >> two misquote leaders and figures that fought for freedom and inequality is dishonest. to misuse them is disgraceful. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> hillary kicks butt. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. secretary of state hillary clinton was at her best today appearing between both senate and house committees on foreign affairs. she showed acuity, humility, and charm. she showed candor and humility in place of the state department handling of the horror. she admitted to -- in response to hostile questio
Jan 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
have change being a grassroots entity but it has to have a component of the state and government to help foster it, and the line that really stuck out to me was these truths can be self-evident but they're not self-executing. what he made was a case for why there is an important role for the government to play to basically protect our rights but also to advance us as a society whether it's on climate change, immigration reform, bank regulations, and so on down the list. it was a progressive case but it wasn't necessarily the big government case. >> let's talk about some examples. i think you know them. the right wing ideas of rights is leave me alone, i got enough guns here in this house to hold you off for a couple days anyway if the government comes in with helicopters. progressives' idea of rights is couple young people would like to go to the university of mississippi tp it took the federal troops to go in there to get them in the door. a governor named george wallace tried to stop people at the door at the university of alabama, they had to be pushed aside. that's an aggress
Jan 23, 2013 2:00pm PST
somali government which could never have been possible without american support and multilateralism. because the u.n. was strongly behind it. we got other nations to invest. what we're looking at now in west africa is to help support an african au blessed supported troop combination from a number of countries to really take the lead against the terrorists in northern mali. again, this is -- you know, this is hard. if the united states comes in and does something on our own and i appreciated what congressman kizinger said, nobody can match us in military prowess. but a lot of the challenges we face are not immediately or sustainbly solved by military action alone. therefore we've got to get countries in the region to increase their border security, to increase their anti-terrorist, counter-terrorist efforts inside their own borders. we have a lot to do now in west africa. so i think you're right to point out the united states has to play a role, but it needs to be part of a multilateral effort in order to have a chance at success. >> thank you, madam secretary. we've discussed many i
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
. it was forth right in setting out a vision of a kind of government that obama wants. in a way, it was, like, it was kind of a liberal version of reagan's first inaugural where he disparaged government. this was a firm defense of a word he dared to use. of clengtive action. and bill the way, that one drove them nuts at fox news. >> well, bob, the president referenced this early in his speech, very much like lincoln did. >> for history tells us that while these truths may be self evident, that they've never been self executing. that while freedom is a gift from god, it must be secured by his people here on earth. the patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few. or the rule of a mob. they gave to us a republic, a government of and by and for the people. in trusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed. >> i think i've heard this from liberals and i think it's something very important. we all accept the fact that our rights are innate, they come with our birth, they aren't given to us by a government. but, oftentimes, it has taken a go
Jan 28, 2013 2:00pm PST
by the iranian government. of course, monkeys are heralded as intelligent and our closest an sesors and while they can often be found in the middle of a traveling circus, their real habitat is actually in the wild. one publication describes a monkey's characteristics in the following way. they are self-centered, mice chiefous, superficial, egoistic, conce conceited, restless, careless, overindulgent, and shallow. the other story we wanted to mention is that john mccain's vice presidential pick of four years ago, sarah palin, has also been sent into the wilderness after fox news failed to reknew her contract. for the sake of clarity, these stories are not connected in any way whatsoever. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> tea for two. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, barack and hillary, good-bye or hello? was last night's dual appearance on 60 minutes a fond good-bye or a statement? was it the president's way of saying i know which way the wind is blowing? was it barack obama sayi
Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
? >> i'd give it a seven. i think you heard a strong defense of the role of government. it was actually the full circle reagan maligned government, clinton triangulated, obama laid out a vision for america. >> i want to get an average. >> i think seven. >> where were you? >> eight. howard? >> i want to top joy so 8.1. >> michael -- >> i will top all of you, it was nine inching to ten. >> i thought it was totally nonpartisan so it averages out to two. and i thought that when he talked about people who really are skeptical about government, the tea party people, he reached out to them and said some people have sort of a reasonable skepticism about what government can do. he was even nonpartisan with regard to tehran which -- >> i have to disagree. i think he did very little reaching out. >> very little. >> what he said was, look, i honor the tradition of individualism in america, and we have a yin and yang thing in this country that will go on forever. but he also said at this moment, at this time we need to stress one side of that equation. i think he used the line, we could go on with t
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
government has just announced that its gdp has shrunk to 0.3% and economists now predict a triple dip recession right across the country. again, britain did precisely what paul ryan has been proposing for this country and with disastrous consequences. so are republicans now prepared to accept the evidence? is paul ryan ready to admit that ice. >> da economics would never work in practice? sadly not. in fact, speaker john boehner has just given him the job of drawing up a new budget that will completely erase the federal deficit in just ten years. and only through spending cuts and no new taxes whatsoever. to do this mr. ryan would have to cut every government operation by one-sixth or if he choose not to touch entitlements or defense, he would have to cut every government operation by almost 40%. this country would be plunged into a recession. and that's the ryan budget. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> mad house. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this eruption of self-doubt a
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
issues, fine. my concern is a government that cannot enforce its laws begins to crumble, and our failure to have an honest, open, progressive immigration policy has been a disaster, and it's not good for the future of our government that it can't do the job of enforcing its own borders, which is essential to any country on this planet. stephanie, last thought. are we going to do this this time? >> well, chris, we have to try. i think there's a reason why we're talking about immigration reform, because the current system isn't working. i think we've done what we can under existing authority in terms of increasing border security, increasing enforcement, holding employers accountable for these workers that are coming in and overstaying their visas. and, look, we have to try. we have to try comprehensive immigration reform to finally fix the problem. the business community wants it, the labor community wants it, now a bipartisan group in the senate wants it. so we've got to try to get it done. >> okay. my answer is i don't believe any of those groups want it. i don't think business wants it
Jan 24, 2013 2:00pm PST
and can our government fire someone whose gross negligence left four americans dead in benghazi? what does the word responsibility mine to you, madam secretary? >> i think i have made this very clear, congressman. >> finally senator rand paul who posited or posted that if he were president, he'd have fired her as if he were ever. after his show boating criticism of clinton, he then asked an out of left field question. let's listen. >> there is a certain amount of culpability to the worst tragedy since 9/11 and i'm glad you're accepting this. now, my question is, is the u.s. involved with any prolt curing of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to turkey out of libya? >> to turkey? >> anyway, i don't know what that exchange was about accept she knows what she's talking about and i don't think the member does. let me go back to ron on this. it seems to me it was a sparring watch, a warm-up. i have to tell you, they weren't the heavyweights. the heavyweights on the can he, like corker who does have some nuance and the democratic members showed some respec
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
or defense, he would have to cut every government operation by almost 40%. this country would be plunged into a recession. and that's the ryan budget. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> mad house. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this eruption of self-doubt and humiliation in the republican party. suddenly after months of denial, you hear the growling and the gnashing of teeth. it's if as if we're hearing the cries from hell. peggy noonan says the grand old party is doomed if it keeps knocking hillary and refusing to recognize that excuse me for disrupting your illusion, president obama is the president and republicans in the house that once could still see through the dark know they really can't go on like this. margaret is not alone. down in baton rouge governor bobby jindal says we have to stop being the stupid party. haley barbour warns this party to stop making stupid comments again, that word about rape. but don't lose heart. like an old car that won't turn off ev
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
voter fraud. this whole issue i think with dealing with the federal government and universal registration and same-day registration and all these different buzz words really gets down to the individual freedoms of people in our state and americans in general and their ability to decide for themselves, yes, i want to register to vote and participate in the process or, no, that i don't. >> well, here is a buzz word for you, sir. democracy. when did universal and same-day registration become ways of forcing people to vote? >>> "new york magazine" got a kick out of all the times clinton adjusted her glasses and paired them with some captions. the "is this dude for real" adjustment. the "that's a fine point you made in my favor" adjustment. finally, the "i'm so going to veto all of your bills when i'm president" adjustment. as it turns out, those lenses are designed to treat lingering vision issues clinton is experiencing from her recent concussion. when "new york magazine" reached out to her office on that matter, they got a confirmation and something extra. quote, with them on s
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